Our youth and children’s programmes wouldn’t run without the help of volunteers and we want to thank everyone who gives of their time to help in their various roles. The organisations are off at the moment for the Summer break but we think this is a good time to express our need for more helpers in various groups. A few of our young who play a big role in Unlabelled, Unique and E.P.I.C (our youth programmes) are heading off to university come September which will leave us quite short for leaders. We urge that you take time to think and pray before you make a decision but if you would be interested in volunteering with our young people either on a rota basis or a year commitment please speak to Aimee Gibson.

aimee@lambegparish.co.uk   OR  07999649180 

Daily Prayer

 Find a quiet place and time each day

 Ask God to help you understand His Word

 Read and think about a Bible passage (perhaps using the notes of Sunday’s sermons or using Bible reading notes)

 Pray about what you’ve read for yourself

 Pray about what you’ve read for others

 Pray about other concerns, including Lambeg parish activities and events mentioned in this edition of ‘The Link’.


Holy Baptism

Baptisms are arranged for the second Sunday of each month.  Parents seeking baptism for their children or adults seeking baptism must contact the Rector.  No definite arrangements can be made for baptism until parents and those seeking baptism have completed a baptismal course with the Rector. Please contact the Rector for further details.

9.45 a.m.

10.45 a.m.

. Holy Communion  (page 180)        Preacher: Rector

 & Sunday School      

 Epistle: Romans 13:8-14 (p.1140)

 Gospel: Matthew 22:1-14 (p.990)           

12.00 noon

10.45 – 1.00 Messy Church   

  Hilden Centre



6.30 p.m.

Cafe Church                        Preacher: Rector

  Hilden Centre:        Topic: What happens after death?

Sunday 1st December 2019

Thank God

for the life and witness of Lambeg Church and the Hilden Centre  

God’s generous provision for the ministry


PRAY for

the Rector and Aimee and all in leadership

the Sunday services - the worship and teaching. 

the elderly and housebound -

those who visit hem

those who have been bereaved, the ill and those facing difficult situations

Craig, Georgie, Noah and Bethany serving in St. Luke’s, Bath

Activities for Week commencing 2nd December 2019

Gift Aid

Churches are able to claim a refund of £0.25 from the Inland Revenue for every £1 a tax-paying parishioner gives to the church.  

Currently, the vestry estimates that we are missing out on a possible extra £5000 because not everyone who qualifies for Gift Aid has signed up to it.

If you are unsure whether or not you qualify, or are already signed up, or simply want to find out more information, please lift a Gift Aid form from the back of church and contact our treasurer.

Further details can also be found inside the 2016 Financial Report

Gift Aid Coordinator

At the last meeting of the Select Vestry, Elizabeth McBurney was appointed as the Parish Gift Aid Coordinator to assist the Honorary Treasurer, Angela Sloan, in the administration of the Gift Aid Scheme.  Liz will be seeking to expand the number of people who are eligible to gift aid their contributions to their Free Will Offerings.  If you are a tax payer not already signed up then Liz or Angela are the persons to speak to.

1st Sunday of Advent

During the Week

Monday 2nd December 2019

8.00 p.m. Bowls      (Church Hall)

Tuesday 3rd December 2019

10.00 a.m. Mums & Tots                    (Hilden Centre)

7.00 – 8.30 p.m   Unlabelled Youth Club (Yr 8+)         (Hilden Centre)

Wednesday 4th December 2019

9.30 a.m. Work Party  

7.00 p.m. Girls’ Brigade               (Church Halls)

 Juniors (P5 to P7) 7.00- 8.30 pm

 Seniors (Yr 8 to Yr 10) 7.00 – 8.30 pm

 Brigaders (Yr 11 plus) 7.30 – 9.00 pm

Thursday 5th December 2019

Church Lads Brigade             (Hilden Centre)

6.45 - 7.30pm Martins (P1-P2)
7.00 - 8.00pm Yteam (P3-P6)

7.30 -8.30pm  JTC (P7-Y9) 

7.30 p.m. Choir Practice              (Choir robbing room)

Friday 6th December 2019

6.30 p.m. (for 7.00) Mens Society Christmas Dinner  (Lisburn Golf Club)

Saturday 7th December 2019

8.30 a.m.- 10.00 a.m. Prayer Breakfast               (Minor Hall)

10.00 a.m.- 12.30 Girls Brigade           (Church Halls)

 For under 5’s & Explorers (3-7 yrs Pre school – P4)

Monday: Read Exodus 20:1-17:  God gives the Israelites the Ten Commandments as a way they can live in thankfulness to God for his rescue of them from slavery in Egypt.  Pray for yourself and for other Christians to live in thankfulness to Jesus for his rescue of us from sin.

Tuesday: Read Exodus 20:1-17. Some people wrongly think that if you do your best to keep the Commandments, God will accept you into heaven.  But the Commandments show us our sin, our inability to save ourselves, & our need of a Saviour.  Pray that many may turn to Jesus.

Wednesday: Read Exodus 20:1-11.  When the Israelites broke the Commandments, God gave them the sacrificial system to take away their sins. The Commandments not only point us to Jesus as the one who gave himself for us but call us to aim at holiness. Pray for this.

Thursday: Read Exodus 20:1-11.  The Commandments about loving God come first in the list of the 10 Commandments.  Pray for the world, the work of the church, and all mission agencies to call people to honour Jesus. Pray for our country that God will be honoured in our land.

Friday: Read Exodus 20:12-17.  The second half of the Ten Commandments call us to love our neighbours as ourselves.  Pray that we might be a loving, caring church, where we all use our gifts to love and serve others.  Pray for that we will be a loving, caring community.

Next Sunday 8th December 2019

9.30 a.m. Holy Communion

10.45 a.m.  Morning Prayer

 & Sunday School


12.00 noon Service of the Word

 & Sunday School

 Hilden Centre

6.30 p.m.        Evening Prayer

Women’s Group Christmas Dinner

Saturday 30th November 2019

Minor Hall at 6.30 p.m.


Name and menu choice to Joan or Myrna before Monday 25th November

Thanks to Julie Nichol and her helpers who each year provide a wonderful meal

Thursday 5th December 6.30 – 8.30 p.m.

Lambeg CLB have taken a table at St Paul’s Christmas Fair. Come along and support them as they sell some of their Christmas handmade goodies and gifts for their Christmas fundraiser

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